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washington boulevard and holland's fore road not causing significant backups. a 9 minute ride the outer loop from 795 to interstate 706789695 will bein great shape from parkville to towson. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> there are no words of gratitude strong enough for veterans, the sacrifices are emense and today we will honor them for everything that they have done for us. sherrie johnson is live to tell you how to observe veteran's day. >> reporter: yes, we are here live at mount vernon square right here where a little bit later this morning a number of people will gather down here for the third annual veteran's day march and ceremony. today's not just a day off work it's a time to remember those who served our condition dry -- country and who are still serving. stephanie rawlings-blake will be on hand for this event starting at 9 this morning right here at mount vernon square where it will wind downtown. the mayor will lead a march of dignitaries from the washington monument to the actual ceremony. there will be a formal ceremony at the war memorial plaza. a num
>>> it's legal to smoke marijuana in places like colorado and washington state. will maryland be the next to jump on the bandwagon? the high hopes. >>> a teenager is killed in a car crash, another one seriously hurt. now the community is coming together to honor the young man. >>> she's only 9 years old but this little girl already knows what it's like to lose everything. now she's turning her tragedy into hope for other victims just like herself. we'll tell you all about that on this thursday, november 15th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle, thank you for joining us. let's get to the weather because it's chilly out there. >> i have to admit lynette i left the coat am home today by -- at home today by accident but we need them. >> make sure you grab the coat as you head out the door. look at the temperatures this morning 37 degrees in jessup and 30 monrovia. 38 millersville and be careful as you go into the afternoon hours as well. because we're going to be dealing with chilly temperatures. yesterday up to about 48 degrees and going to do
doesn't come from washington, change comes to washington. >> reporter: the crowds were bigger, more raptured, more hopeful. for so many people it was magic. but it couldn't happen again. that's not how life works. this is real. this is politics. >> listen, we know what change looks like, madison, and what he's selling ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy is not change. >> reporter: there are two keys to victory for obama this time around, first is dedication, he needs crowds not to so much fall in love with him again but to grip down and get out that vote and to do that he needs the young people, the american electorate of tomorrow. there are 39,000 students at the university of wisconsin and in this state they can register to vote up to election day. why did you vote for him? >> well, i'm gay, so that is a big pull for me. romney is very anti-gay marriage and obama, since he came out and supported gay marriage last spring, that's one of the big things for me. >> reporter: the other key for obam
's a preview. >> it's been more than a year since a mt. washington tavern burned and closed. we'll take you inside the new improved mt. washington tavern. that's tonight on president list at 7. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. a
years as county executive. i bring my experience to washington. i balance budget and had earn triple a bond ratings. i was honored by governorring magazine, and i recruited 40,000 jobs after my predecessor created 600. i bring experience as a small business owner myself. i know what it takes to make a payroll. i've continued to run for office because i want to help people. my office track record of helping people is as good as any in the inflation. inflation-- nation. >> a mother's son was injured in afghanistan. she was concerned he was going to be transferred to a hospital in texas. the very next day i was able to make sure he was transferred to baltimore reed instead so his family could be with him throughout his recovery. i helped a local high school teach herb with three children avoid foreclosure. i believe small businesses a constituents too and i spend a lot of time helping them in the district. we have one company in baltimore that makes display cases that had a contract with a defense contract. we were able to expedite their payments and keep the business running. these are
intelligence. >>> with washington still divided after tuesday's election k the president and congress find common ground on the fiscal cliff, immigration and other big issues. we'll ask our headliners, republican saxby chambliss and the senator responsible to adding to the democrat majority, senator patty murray. >>> representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after officials uncover his extramarital affair. . >> yes it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. she was so concerned, she contacte
outside her brother's home in washington, d.c. that was last night. her affair with david petraeus forced him to resign as head of the cia. >>> and finally, one of the stars in the aftermath of superstorm sandy has been new jersey's governor chris christie. it seems he's been everywhere including "saturday night live" where they talked about that fleece. >> i'd also like to give a special thanks to my wife pat who is here tonight who put up with a husband who smells like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's basically fused to my skin a lot. >> but i have seen you wearing suits. >> oh, yeah, but i wear them over this fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. >> you know, he actually has a pretty good sense of humor. i ran into him in the green room. i said, did anyone ever tell you look like the governor of new jersey, and he said, without missing a beat, unfortunately, yes. >> nice sense of humor there. >> indeed, thanks, ron, appreciate it. >>> this morning, president obama made a stray comment overseas that speaks volumes ta
of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter:
. marijuana legalized in two states, colorado and washington. gay marriage is legalized in maryland and maine. >> look at everything you listed, plus you look at the big role, latino population, played, and obama won the group by 70% you. have to wonder. heard the analysts talk about this all night. time for introspection in the republican party, because maybe slowly getting at a pace where the country is getting. a lot to deal with. the coverage of the election of president obama continues. >> we'll get some perspective on the campaign, the strategy and what lies ahead. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works. incredible shine. love, love, love finish ! so far over a million neighbors, friends, and family have switched to finish. join
made landfall both candidates are out on the trail. we are right there with them in washington tonight. looks like the campaigns are back in action. >> reporter: it seems like they have called off that temporary truce and with just five-days left until the election, both teams are making that last minute push for undecided voters. >> this election will have huge consequence. >> reporter: romney set his sights on havev. the president won the state in 2008 but now the republican candidate hopes to turn it red again. >> the obama folks are chanting four more years, but our chant is this, five more days. five more days. >> reporter: the latest poll in virginia shows it's to close to call. obama leads 49-47%. with in the margin of error. >> hello wisconsin. >> reporter: the president started his three state swing in paul ryan's home state where he asked for more time to finish the job. >> as long as there is a single american who wants a job but can't find one our work isn't done. >> reporter: rounding out his day campaign stops in nevada and colorado. it combined 15elect, roal votes. t
election day. we have more from washington. >> reporter: the economy has dominated the conversation during the election cycle. >> you want to see four more years with 23 million americans struggling for a good job? >> reporter: now -- >> now is the time to keep pushing forward to educate our kids and take all our workers and create new jobs and rebuild infrastructure. >> reporter: today both sides will wait for the monthly jobs report watching to see if the rate goes up or down. in september the jobless number dropped from 8.1% to 7.8%. that's lowest figure in nearly three years what it was when president obama took office. both sides spun the data. >> aid rehypedder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> we can do better. we don't have to stay on path we have been on. >> reporter: expect it to become a talking point on the trail that will be winding through the main battleground states in the days ahead. romney and the president are visiting 7 states today through sunday romney's campaign says the traditionally democratic state of pennsylvania is in play and announced the
, everybody. well paula broadwell was seen just last night in washington through the window of her brother's house. good morning on this wednesday. i'm rob nelson. >> yeah, she was sipping on wine, looked some what relaxed. >> probably needs a drink. >> i'm the other paula, paula faris, very uncomfortable with all this talk. details this morning about the other woman in the story, referring to jill kelley. we may hear from president obama about it all today as well. >> his first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and it
and the president will address the status of the economy. he will talk about the big issues that washington is now facing including how to prevent the country from going over so the-called fiscal cliff. they will outline the priorities going forward. his remarks are set for 1:00 this afternoon. it is in the east room. he will not answer any questions from reporters. >>> we have a management to collect our thoughts after a wild week of weather. >> i think the 60s are coming back, not the decade. >> they are coming back as we go into the weekend. we had a tough time. the neighbors to the north dealing with a tough time. the radar not picking up on a lot. and this will translate into plenty of sunshine as we head throughout the day. that will start to warm the temperatures up for the day. we'll stay the 50s. we'll show you the temperatures later but this is what we're looking for. and 34 and baltimore at 38. 39 in bowie. we're at 36 degrees and along the eastern shore we're coming in at 44. 41 in rock hall and 37 degrees. let's go back to megan. >>> and children are dying yessed at john hopkins now t
to washington, d.c. to approve seam seam. >>> the maryland marriage alliance is holding a prayer rally tonight at rock city church encouraging people to vote against question six. it starts at 6 and goes until 6 a.m. as people head out to the polls. >>> and the ads, which are impossible to escape will finally come to an end tomorrow night as you will weigh in on ballot question number seven. supporters argue it would raise much needed funds for public education. opponents argue there is no guarantee the money would be used for education. so for much more on questions four, six, seven, including a breakdown of the arguments on both sides of the issue, just head to abc2news.com and click on the politics tab. >> president obama and governor romney are making a last-minute push for your vote. >> both spent the day crisscrossing the swing states. cairch traveers travers spent the day with the obama campaign. >> reporter: this is it, one final day. both candidates were focused on revving up supporters in their must-win states. president obama kicked things off in madison, wisconsin. >> four more yea
>>> tonight, from washington, d.c., this is a special edition of "world news." an abc news exclusive. we sit down with the country's most powerful republican, house speaker john boehner. facing a critical deadline. will he and the president finally make a deal? or will this country fall off a cliff of huge tax increases and a new recession? everyone has said, a disaster is looming. >>> face to face. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, hud. ing in blanketsing a they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fi
diane sawyer. it is a major issue facing washington. even the government says, without a deal, the results will be recession. >>> it's the candid moments so many folks are talking about today. a very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. shortly after he was re-electioned, president obama called congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. it's a major problem. it has to be solved by the end of the year. republic
. >> no surprise there. >> as always. >>> plenty to talk about this morning. we spoke with our washington editor, rick klein. >> and we asked him if a new era of bipartisanship can now begin. >> the voters did not give president obama a mandate. but he can create that mandate. i think if he begins to govern if he's the promise of barack obama, back in 2008, back in 2004, at the democratic convention, if he brings that piece of america together, this was a broad coalition that voted today. it's a divided country. but this is a new america that was speaking out, in a pretty loud voice, saying this is the leadership they wanted. and what they're craving is a leadership moment. and that's where the president has an opportunity. >> you did talk about that bipartisanship. the headline is about the president and how well he did and how it defied all expectations of pundits. no one expected the electoral gap to be as wide. >> he took advantage of this surge in younger voters and minority voters. he was able to bring home hispanics in record numbers. we saw double-digit hispanic turnout. and the tactics.
to elect a president. and right now we have a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll which shows a late game surge for president obama. polling ahead by three points. will it put him over the top or does governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement o
thomas, abc news, washington. >>> and also in the news today, president obama took an aerial tour of the hurricane sandy destruction, meeting with families still trying to recover on staten island. later, and in private, he met with the parents of the two young boys who were killed in that storm. >>> and we have learned of an aftershock from the storm which will affect everyone coast to coast. abc's steve osunsami with the surprising consequence of the storm. >> reporter: when those awful flood waters from sandy came rushing through, flooding streets and swamping homes, what no one expected was the storm's surprising second hit. >> we all lost our cars. at the same time, we're all trying to get a car. it's a mad house. >> reporter: more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today, used car dealerships are busy with storm victims and, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we're expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into this used car dealership on staten
. >> reporter: cooperation on disaster relief works. it also plays well politically. in the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 78% of likely voters said the president has done a good or excellent job handling the storm. in the wake of the storm, romney struck a more positive tone, campaigning in florida. but not directly criticizing the president. >> good democrats love america just like good republicans love america. >> reporter: his daughter dressed as datety perry. and one of his boys as the grim reaper. the abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race is tied nationally. 49% for mitt romney. 49% for barack obama. but each side seems convinced their winning. the obama campaign points to the battleground states. all eight of the states where they're campaigning the hardest, the president is tied or winning. but romney points to michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, three states thought to be solidly democratic, but where obama is now playing defense. the president, back on the campaign trail today. going to wisconsin, colorado and nevada. mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia. george, yo
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the fbi has conducted its investigation has engulfed washington. why did the fbi and attorney general eric holder wait until just this past wednesday to alert the white house, notably after the election? and why didn't they alert relevant members of congress at all? officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer which is illegal but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus and so far no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. shades on her family charlotte home are drawn. a poignant note etched in chalk on their driveway, dad loves mom. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt that he had let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to make it -- to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporte >> reporter: a long way from 2007 in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is
brother's home in washington sipping wine and having dinner has the admitted her affair with petraeus but has not commented on e-mails she allegedly sent to the other woman, jill kelly. there is more, abc news learned that general allen received an anonymous e-mail traced to broadwell, claiming jill kelly was a seductress. a further look, 20,000,0 to 30,0 pages of communication. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to supreme commander on hold and ordered an investigation. >> to date secretary directed the matter -- >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a tell vgs could be seen with coverage of the peyton place like military scandal that focus add tension on who she is and how she ended up in the middle of it all. the license plate on kelly's mercedes-benz, shows she is honorary counsel for south korea. in phone calls, kelly told the dispatcher she deserved protection from the media outside. >> i am an honorary consul general, they should not be able to profit, i don't know if you want to get d
petraeus, the former head of the cia. >> talk of washington, that's for sure. we now know the women at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus' downfall. she was apparently perceived as a threat. >> the secret affair may have remained threatening if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to his woman jill kelly. officials say she was not romantically involved with pet tray but a family friend. kelly contacted the cia. initially there were concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> the original complaints was harassment that possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: but those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run. i thought i'd test him but he was going
a massive fire destroyed it, mount washington cavern is opened and ready for business. >> find out when you can go back to the favorite watering holes to a bar and restaurants. >> that looks nice. >>> and if you are flying you may have to shell out big bucks to check a bag. we are talking huge. which airline is get egg rade to charge -- getting rade to charge a triple -- ready to charge a triple digit fee for bags. >>> thanks for joining us here are the top stories we are work on for you this morning -- working on for you this morning. there could be another case linked to the worker spreading hepatitis c. test results are similar to the infinkss linked to the person who inspected 30 people with the disease. >>> this is not your trip cal drug bust. police found drugs in a home but they also found an alligator. you heard me right a 3-foot alligator in the house of 32- year-old michael golden. police say that he has a history of drug use but they were caught off guard when they saw gator besides who wouldn't be. it's illegal to own an exotic animal as a pet. animal control was transporting it
morning maryland. >>> back in business. a popular mount washington watering hole opening its doors after fire almost closed them for good. >> talk about home protections. police may a bizarre discovery during a drug bust. we will tell you what they found crawling around inside a suspended drug dealer's home. and we will show you the pictures. >> scary but an interesting story. >> he is a watchdog. >> when you have an alligator. it's tuesday morning election day i am megan sprinkle. >> i am charley crowson before heading out to the polls or take care of your task you have to know the weather. lynette is standing by with a check of the forecast. >> no rain on this day. this very important day you need to head out and vote but we have cold temperatures. bundle up as you head out this morning. and 28 degrees in frederick and also towson. catonsville at 81. we don't have the breezy conditions those will roll into the picture as we go into tomorrow as we talk about the nor'easter. but in the meantime, with the cold conditions out there, temperatures we have a freeze warning that's in effect un
: back in washington, president obama has been making calls to the middle east. >> i want to express my thanks to president obama. >> reporter: here, in israel, the government has taken this battle to social media. its official twitter field has blasted out threats to hamas. it warned yesterday that no hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead. hamas fired back with this tweet, "our blessed hands will reach your leader and soldiers wherever they are. you opened hell gaeflts on yourselves." just days after winning re-election, the president is now faced with a widened conflict that has the potential to destabilize an already unstable region. >> i think the number one worry at the white house today was containment. they want to contain this crisis, because they can imagine scenarios where it gets much more out of control than it has already. >> reporter: this is the first israel/palestinian conflict of the new middle east. the arab spring has raised all sorts of new questions for the united states. for instance, its friend egypt
. >> a big moment in washington, d.c. as crowds celebrate president obama's victory. this was the scene outside the white house thousands gathered into the early morning hours showing their support and their excitement for the reelected president. >> new york city where excitement filled times square and it's a nice change frrt images we have been showing out of new york in the wake of sandy. crowds went crazy when the president projected to win reelection. >> and another major new york city landmark showing off the patriotic side. the life on the -- lights on the empire state building red, white and blue and blue at base of it and that's because it's in honor of president obama's win. the american people have spoken and you have reelected president obama for a second term. >> he has spooferers -- supporters gather to celebrate the very maniry and we have more on the big win. >> reporter: thousands packed the chicago convention center to celebrate the current and future president barack obama. >> our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we
sweeps the rest of the battleground states. >> according to the latest abc news washington post poll, this presidential race is virtually deadlocked with the president holding a 49-48% lead over mitt romney, among likely voters. >>> we are tackling a numb of issues concerning our state. one is question 6, has to do with same-sex marriage, a referendum. sherrie johnson is life with more to explain. >> we are here live in federal hill, this morning, 11:00, governor martin o'malley will be here to endorse question number six. it deals with same-sex marriage, there have been controversy over the question for the past several months, with clergy speaking out against it, when governor o'malley signed the marriage protection act in march, the laws affective date was pushed to january, gave opponents time to petition the question. a vote for the law would allow it to go in to effect and pemitt committed same sex couples to get married and make mailed the 7th state in addition to the district of columbia to approve marriage equality. this law wouldn't force jerry to perform ceremonies in viol
're flying, expect residual airport delays from sandy from boston, new york city, philadelphia and washington, d.c. >>> and good news to pass on to travelers this morning. new york's la guardia airport is reopening with limited service today. some subway lines will also begin running. but recovery is a lot slower in other areas. >> like hoboken, new jersey, where as many as 20,000 residents are still stranded in their flooded homes. 25% of the city is underwater. and now, that standing water is becoming contaminated. residents are patient but worried. >> it's scary. you don't know how long you're going to be stuck here. you don't know how you're going to get out of town. >> the national guard has been delivering ready-to-eat meals for stranded residents. store are finding prices jacked way up. >> the worst flooding in that city in two centuries. >>> and while the storm's been dominating the headlines the past few days, there's been this other issue of time running out in the presidential campaigns. >> the election is only five days away. and today, both candidates are focusing on the home str
coming up. let's go back to charley. >>> news time 4:39. it's a scandal rocking washington right now. for the first time we're going to hear one of the women who blew the whistle on general petraeus. find out what she's talking about and who she's talking to. >>> imagine a plane crashing into your home while you're inside. take a look at this video. this happened in jackson, mississippi. the latest on this tragedy that left three people dead. >>> and more than two weeks after sandy, some people in new york still in the dark this morning. now the slow response is costing people their jobs. >>reporter: well, charley, everything is up to speed right now traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. i'll let you know what 83 and the beltway look like and i'll have more on the repairs that are under way, two large water main breaks in baltimore. stay with us. you're watching "good morning maryland." >>> thanks for staying with us. we're now hearing from the woman who touched off the scandal that brought down cia chief petraeus as a top military commander now under investigation. officials
. >>> and the other major headline from washington, the so-called fiscal cliff, now quickly approaching. and only this sunday, new signals republicans might be willing to work with the president to a point. here's abc's david kerley tonight. >> reporter: across the dial today, the parties sounded like >> ihink there's a basis for the deal. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from the major players. >> i'm open to compromise. >> just time to get the job done. >> reporter: speaker boehner told his republican members they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new york times," they seemed to listen. but those words don't change a bassic disagreement that could push the country off the fiscal cliff the 1st of january. that's when a number of tax cuts expire, meaning the average family will pay an extra $3,700 a year. and severe cuts to defense and government spending. the sticking point on avoiding that cliff? taxes. the president campaigned on and won on letting tax cuts for the rich expire. today, a leading republican said no. >> no republican
news making headlines this morning voters in colorado and washington state approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for medicior recreational purpose. oregon voted the measure down. the drug is a subject of state regulation and taxes federal authorities could block the measures. >>> same sex marriage was on the ballot in three other states. voters in maine approved it but results from minnesota and washington may not come in until later this week. this is the first time same sex marriage has been legal by popular vote. legislation or court orders have made it legal in 6 states so far. >>> while following the election on facebook you may have noticed very similar words. >> social network kept tabs and came up with the top five used on election day. we will tell you what they are as good morning maryland at 5 begins right now. >> we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> a long and hotly contested campaign into the president being electioned for four more years and a pledge to get back -- pledge to
's, too. abc's david kerley tonight from washington. >> reporter: tonight, paula broadwell with her husband and children -- >> is there anything you want to say? this is it. is there anything you want to say about this whole situation just to have one chance? >> we have no comment. >> reporter: returned to their charlotte home, after spending most of the weekend with relatives. fbi investigators continue to pour over broadwell's computer and boxes of evidence taken from her chat lrlotte home to determ if she had classified information she was not entitled to possess. this morning, differing views on whether the decorated army general needed to resign as director of cia after petraeus' afrar with his biographer, broadwell, became public. >> i come from a tradition that believes in original sin. none of us is perfect. >> behavior is personally unacceptable. >> reporter: his fall from grace has raised questions about how our leading generals live. four-star generals are surrounded by staff, security te teams, which all disappear when they take off the uniform. >> you see the medals he
from washington. >> reporter: david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it. >> reporter: there's been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story later shifted, raising questions about what the administration knew and when they knew it was actually a terrorist attack. >> i don't think that the intellige
. as americans prepare to vote, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows president obama pulling ahead by four points. at an emotional final rally monday night, the president asked iowa to help him finish what he started. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done, yet, on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: the president's pitch earlier in the day, that he's the same idealist he ran as four years ago. >> you see the scars on me to prove it. you've seen the gray hair on my head, to show you. what it means to fight for change. >> reporter: for mitt romney, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and all the attacks because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. >> reporter: president obama will spend election day here in chicago. he will address his supporters here at the lakeside center, either later tonight
. >> over the last four years, the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: it would be unusual for a democratic president to actually suggest it would be okay with him if voters went for a congressional candidate other than a democrat. but, eager to paint himself as not part of the problem in washington, the president did just that at every stop. >> as long as i'm president, you know, i've said i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. if you want to break the gridlock in congress, you'll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they're democrat, republican or independent. >> reporter: president obama seemedized and confident today. he actually did a little jig at this last stop here in lima, ohio. obama campaign officials are talking up their early voting program, years in the making. with republicans more reliable election day voters, the argument goes, democrats have built up a bank of early votes, ones that make wink those battleground states a tougher challenge for romney. obama campaign officials argue polls of early vo
sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolutely dead-heat. 48%. in the battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those mid western states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their closing arguments. >> the american auto industry is back on top. osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know that we got more work to do. >> the question in this election is this, stay on the course that we are on or real change? because we represent real change. >>> with that, let's hear from the campaign's top strategists. david plouffe and ed gillespie. david, let me begin with you. you have been steadily confident throughout this campaign. you saw our poll still absolutely deadlocked. 48-48. how can you remain so confident? >> well, george, we have always known that this was going to be a very close race. and it will be decided in the batt battlegroun battlegroun battlegrounds. we have an
're in the final push before election day. your voice your vote. it's the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll, shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day. the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight mitt romney in front of an enormous crowd in colorado. and his wife ann romney. overnight in a crowd of front of 17,000, mitt romney in colorado. in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you so very much, colorado. >> reporter: in the last 48 hours, both campaigns crisscrossing the country. romney's closing argument makes the case that he's the -- >> reach across the street to the neighbor that has the other sign in his front yard. [ laughter ] >> and i'm going to reach across the aisle in washington, d.c., to the politicians who are working for the other candidate. >> reporter: on the campaign plane, ann romney
washington this week. according to sources, petraeus admits his wrongdoing with at fair. he told a friend, quote, i really screwed up. but many in congress are saying more need to be answered. and will ask specifically if his affair with paula broadwell ever compromised national security. attorney general eric holder is also under fire. having to answer questions as to why the fbi waited so long to,0to tell president obama the affair was being uncovered. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: petraeus will first testify in front of the house this morning at 7:30 a.m. eastern time. he will then be quickly ushered to the senate side for his second testimony of the day. rob, paula. >> all right, sundland, thank you. an interesting report came out yesterday, too. that petraeus report lead through a source said that he knew almost immediately that this was a terror attack, not something in relation to that an i islam film obviously would be contradicting what we heard from white house officials and ambassador su
, that includes all the way into boston. we have a big mix area. washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york city, even albany. i'll draw it up right here. those lower parts are mixed with rain and snow. then, it will go to snow. northern areas with a little elevation will get all snow out of this system. a quick look at the warmth. l.a., 76 degrees. midland, houston, dallas, beautiful warm temperatures. this warm air moves in >> more of america's weather in the next half hour. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and coming up, the political punch lines. the jokes and jabs that have all of us laughing this entire campaign season. you'll see them right ahead. >> we made it through two elections in a row. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers... [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal congestion. [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. but the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down, and you c
is in their own hearts but also those of everybody else in line. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> so interesting, reality versus perception. who you think is going to win versus who you want to win. interesting. psychological difference. >> who do you think is going to win? >> not making any predictions. we'll be here for weeks talking about it. uh-uh. who do you think? >> i think the sign language interpreters are going to win. you. >> you should run for office. that was a very down the middle answer. more from abc coming up next. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- the misery is mounting. a week after hurricane sandy struck. people wonder how much more they can take of being cold, hungry, and homeless. >> and those long lines for gas go on and on and on. it is monday, november 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. in a moment, an ominous new forecast for some of the most desperate people in the hurricane
the last four years, the status quo in washington, they fought us every step of the way. what they're counting on now, is that you're going to be so tired of all the dysfunction, that you'll just give up. just walk away. >> reporter: he's making direct appeals, as well, on b.e.t., an ad with jay-z. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> reporter: in florida, a spanish-language ad. on monday, he will do three events with bruce springsteen. and, bianna, i want to tell you about this lineup tomorrow. concord, new hampshire, with bill clinton. hollywood, florida, with your favorite, pit bull. cincinnati, ohio, with stevie wonder. and then, aurora, colorado, with dan's favorite, dave matthews. >> you got that wrong, jake. it's the other way around. >> i'm the dave fan. he's the pit bull fan. >> reporter: i confuse you guys all the time. i'm sorry. i apologize. >> jake, thanks so much. >>> as jake mentioned, it's all about the battleground states and those eight, key races. last night for mitt romney, it was all about ohio. abc's david muir is with the romney campaign in
susan rice. >> well, it's one of the most unfair attacks i've ever seen in washington in 34 years. susan rice was using the unclassified talking points which were provided by the intelligence community. they were a consensus report. they -- >> why didn't they send out hillary clinton? >> i have no idea -- >> shouldn't she have been out there. >> that's not the issue. the issue is whether or not susan rice should be pilloried for using intelligence reports which david petraeus signed off on, which the dni, the director of national intelligence mr. clapper signed off on. were they part of a cover-up? did they do something wrong? ask them. they told us, look, we were there. congressman king was there for two days of hearings. >> he says she should have asked more questions. she shouldn't just go out and read talking points. >> you mean she should look at the other intelligence. should david petraeus have looked at the other intelligence? of course, he is the head of the cia. should the head -- the director of national intelligence, he has access to the intelligence. they all had access to t
accident in jessup on washington boulevard at montevideo road. if you are traveling on 695 here at liberty road traffic starting to pick up. a 9 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down to 70. things also starting to congest here in parkville, 695 at hartford road a12 minute road on the outer look from 95 up to 83. and if you are traveling on 95 in white marsh no problems southbound from the beltway to downtown. that stretch will take just 15 minutes. >>> as more and more of us are seeing the lights go back on it's an entirely different story in new jersey. there they are waking up to what will undoubtedly be another day of picking through the rubble and those treasured possessions they had. just outside of new york city, kirk i know that you started out here in maryland over on kent island and made your way through new jersey. give us an idea of how bad it is and the things you've seen along the way. >> reporter: well, here in hoboken they're dealing with power outages and flood waters which have receded. we made our way up the jersey shore and saw some pretty unbelievable things. we s
? was it worry about grid lock in washington all over again? abc's bianna golodryga has some answers. wall street woke up this morning to the same president, but no worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece today over new budget cuts and word that even europe's strongest economy, germany, is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we're on to the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. $650 billion of combined spending cuts and tax cuts expiring automatically. wall street's selloff led to a loss of $300 billion in market value. late this evening, greece passed its budget costs and that may ease concerns tomorrow morning on wall street. but until we have certainly about the rest of europe and most importantly, our own fiscal cliff, diane, we should be prepared for more days like this ahead. >> okay, thank you, bianna. >>> and on that topic, what happens next, as the country hurtles towards that fiscal cliff. 55 days from now. abc's jonathan karl coverer ers congress and says, if the election sent a message t
and washington state will actually help the bill's passage in annapolis. now bills that would have legalized drug for medical use stalled in annapolis in each of the past two years. the concern? federal enforcement. the head of the state's department of health and mental hygiene testified before a house and senate committee in march saying the legislation under consideration could place state employees at risk of federal prosecution for violating the law. but on election day, voters in washington state and colorado approved the recreational use of marijuana. it was already legal in those states with a doctor's prescription. now sarah would like to see maryland lawmakers make medical marijuana use legal. she suffers from multiple sclerosis and uses it to control her symptoms. >> i would really like to see the governor just open the way for us. that's all. that's all. >> reporter: now a spokesperson for the governor said that he is already putting together his legislative agenda for next year so it's too early to tell whether or not that's going to be it. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie joh
over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house. justice officials maintain there was no politics involved. our reporters, as you can imagine, have been working this story all night. we'll have a live update, coming right up. >>> and a writer who helped paula broadwell on the petraeus biographer said he was dumbfounded when he found out. vernon locke, his wife called him the most clueless person in america for not expecting something was going on. looking back, he says there were some red flags. >> what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the find of access he granted her. i never fully understood it. but i rationalized it in my own mind as something he felt he could control. i thought she was getting what other reporters could get. but she was just getting more of it. and getting more access and more kind of close-in access than other reporters got. >> now, loeb says paula wrote hi
in washington, d.c. and abc news has learned she is being investigated for storing classified documents on her computer and in her home. and just tonight, the army has suspended her security clearance. >>> and now, we move onto presidential candidate mitt romney, reveefling how he feels about the obama voters and the obama victory. he was talking to his big donors today and abc's david muir is here with what he said. >> reporter: this argument began, diane, in the hours after the loss, he started offering reasons for his loss the very next morning, arking america is becoming an entitled society. but today, in a recorded call, he said, giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. mitt romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where he hoped to deliver the one speech he'd written, his victory speech. but now, in the week since the election, abc news has learned mitt romney has been explaining his loss to his closest advisers and top donors. and it started at a breakfast the very next morning. now today, perhaps his most eye-opening explanations
in the explosive affair that has rocked washington and brought down america's top spy, he was also the cia director's official biographer. >> reporter: 40-year-old paula broadwell, high school valedictorian, and harvard graduate, made the media rounds earlier promoting "the new york times" best-selling biography of general david petraeus. >> is he awesome or incredibly awesome? >> he can turn water into bottled water. >> what! >> reporter: broadwell like petraeus is an avid runner and said she bonded over her six trips to afghanistan to interview him. >> it was an opportunity for him to interview him on a run. and i thought i'd test him. but he was going to test me. you had to be a runner. >> reporter: the ironman triathlete explained the importance of these runs. >> at some point at mile three or four, he started to pick up the pace. i call it the blooming frog approach because you don't know that the water's getting hotter and hotter. >> reporter: the two met in 2006 when she later began working on a dissertation about the general, he greed to help. that work turned into her book. in a january in
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